[The Brazil Times nameplate] A Few Clouds ~ 61°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 41°F
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Alleged sexual battery suspect turns self in

Thursday, October 30, 2008

(Photo)
A suspect believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident arranged to turn himself in to detectives at the Clay County Justice Center Wednesday evening.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Richard T. Fulk, 22, Terre Haute, turned himself into investigators of the Indiana State Police Department and was later transported to the Vigo County Jail where he was booked on an arrest warrant for a class D felony charge of sexual battery.

The Vigo County Superior Court Division 6 issued the arrest warrant for Fulk on Oct. 16.

According to information provided by the ISP, although the incident allegedly took place on Aug. 10, the unidentified 18-year-old victim reported it to detectives at the ISP Terre Haute Post six days later.

Acquaintances with Fulk at the time, the victim alleged leaving Terre Haute with him to go to a rural residence near Riley, Ind., where he attempted to have sexual relations with the victim.

Although told to stop his sexual advances numerous times, which Fulk ultimately did, the victim reported being allegedly fondled multiple times.

Afterward, the victim reported that Fulk drove them back to Terre Haute, where they parted ways.

The initial investigation began on Aug. 16, with members of the ISP, United States Marshal's Service and the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office involved.

Fulk is expected to appear before Judge Michael Lewis for formal arraignment on the charges sometime this week

Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times that Fulk remains incarcerated on a $15,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

REMEMBER THIS IS A ALLEGED.

SO ALL PEOPLE NEED TO READ THE STORY AND DONT JUMP TO CONCLUSION.

AND FOR ONE SHE SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN IN HIS CAR AND GOING OUT JOY RIDING WITH HIM WHEN SHE HAD TO KNOW WHAT HE HAD BEEN GOING THRU.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO THE GIRL IS.

MAYBE SHES MAD AT HIM FOR SOME REASON TO REPORT IT SIX DAYS LATER.

I HOPE HER BACKGROUND WAS CHECKED TO SEE IF SHE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE OR HAS ACCUSED OTHER GUYS OF THIS BUT NOT REPORTED TO THE POLICE.

WHY WAIT CAUSE IF SOMEONE HAD MESSED WITH ME OR MY KIDS I WOULD HAVE REPORTED THAT DAY WITHIN THE HOUR. SOMETHING JUST DONT SOUND RIGHT.

-- Posted by auntniter1 on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 11:16 PM

GreencastlesFinest: I agree with the first sentence. But innocent till proven guilty is a criminal justice issue, not the general public. In most cases (especially this type) it is often the other way around.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 5:31 AM

Wow...for some reason this does not suprise me at all.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 10:56 AM

I HOPE HER BACKGROUND WAS CHECKED TO SEE IF SHE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE OR HAS ACCUSED OTHER GUYS OF THIS BUT NOT REPORTED TO THE POLICE.

I'm sure the police know how to do thier job, you don't need to quote order of operations to them.

Nor do you need to type everything in caps, the font Brazil Times uses is pretty legible in regular display.

-- Posted by Pro Se on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 3:48 PM

Pro Se ~

Do you think that all caps means auntniter1 is honked?? ~ & you are so right ~ kinda think that someone is doing their job ~ obviously they think that this victim is credible enough to press charges ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 4:36 PM

ALSO THERE IS TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY.

-- Posted by auntniter1 on Sat, Nov 1, 2008, at 12:37 AM

free richard

-- Posted by auntniter1 on Sun, Nov 2, 2008, at 10:05 PM

This guy is crazy i went on 1 date with him and spent like 20 min eating n the ride to there n back to my parents house was all and because i didnt call this guy 24/7 he kept sayin i was with other guys n i was a slut im in school by the way ppl rn so im busy with homework alot not to mention work n school well then he was talkin bout commit suicide bcuz i wasnt talkin to him he wanted me to go to his house and watch movies n i kept saying no n he kept insisting im so glad i didnt now my parents raised me right cuz i didnt feel right with him he kept rubbin my legs n i didnt want him to he tried to bite my ear while he was driving ran some red lights n was really weird hes a freak and physco and i believe that girl 100 percent

-- Posted by freshmenpanther09 on Sat, Jan 30, 2010, at 8:33 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: